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A Few Days in September (2006)

Quelques jours en septembre (original title)
On September 1st, 2001 a spy receives information that something terrible will happen soon.

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Santiago Amigorena
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Cast

Cast overview:
Juliette Binoche ... Irène Montano
John Turturro ... William Pound
Sara Forestier ... Orlando
Tom Riley ... David
Nick Nolte ... Elliott
Mathieu Demy ... Le jeune banquier
Saïd Amadis Saïd Amadis ... Le vieux banquier
Magne-Håvard Brekke Magne-Håvard Brekke ... Igor Zyberski (as Magne-Havard Brekke)
Joël Lefrançois ... Le concierge de l'hôtel
Alexis Galmot Alexis Galmot ... Le serveur
Jean-Luc Lucas Jean-Luc Lucas ... Le contrôleur
Roberto Moro Roberto Moro ... Le gardien du palais
Julien Husson Julien Husson ... L'homme à la cigarette
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Storyline

September the 1st, 2001. Elliot, an American C.I.A. agent holding top secret information on the immediate future of the world, disappears. His sole aim was to meet his daughter Orlando, whom he abandoned ten years before. Irène, a French agent who used to work with him, and David, his adoptive son, will help him and lead the girl to her father. Chased by William Pound, a strangely poetic psycho, they will defy the dangers of international espionage from Paris to Venice and finally get to Elliot on September the 11th 2001. Written by Gemini Films

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Hours ago they were strangers, in a minute more they will be fugitives

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Drama | Thriller

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Italy | France | Portugal

Language:

English | French | Italian | Arabic

Release Date:

6 September 2006 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Few Days in September See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Budget:

€10,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Although this is Santiago Amigorena's directorial debut, it is also his 26th screenplay in eight years. See more »

Goofs

Final scene in Venice the characters are sitting as sun rises in early morning and then the scene shifts to the TV in café with news of 9/11 attack. In Venice the news would have been in the afternoon after mid day meal not early morning. See more »

Quotes

David: It's rather strange, isn't it? The same person on one side of the Atlantic has a daughter that wants to kill him. Hates him. And the other side has a son that loves him. And thinks he's the best man in the world.
Orlando: There are many differences between the two sides of the Atlantic.
David: Don't start...
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disappointed
25 August 2016 | by tryllekunstverkSee all my reviews

Even the fantastic Juliette Binoche cannot save this too jazzy editorial self stimulated contemporary cotton eye mixture of noir bluff meets arty intentions without a heart or a handshake

Jeez, I need a beer and a good nights sleep

Some times expectations just ruins your evening. Putting the DVD into the mac was my biggest mistake tonight.

The story never evolved. The plot was not visible. There was no master plan. Only a director trying to make an impression on other directors, pure jazz without a boiling kettle…

My advice: buy some popcorn and watch Kieslowski


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